Category rhinebeck


Catching up

HELLO, KNITTER FRIENDS! It’s been a busy few weeks, and I promise you I have been keeping busy with knitting projects and knitting travels. It’s time to start catching up on a few of those stories, not least of which is the annual excitement of Rhinebeck. First – I did indeed finish my sweater! Then, […]


Sweater adventures

Greetings, knitting friends! In the time since I posted last I have been plugging away at the sweater knitting (Rhinebeck is now ERK 3 weeks away), and harbouring a small amount of anxiety over exactly how realistic or futile this plan is to finish a cabled hoodie between now and then. I do have two […]


Post Rhinebeck

Knitting friends, it’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks! We had Thanksgiving, and I hosted a visiting knitting friend for a few days, and then we both drove down to Rhinebeck for a long weekend of knitter frivolity, and then after some extended visiting with another knitter friend in the Rhinebeck posse I finally made […]

A day in pictures

We came, we saw, we bought some yarn and petted some sheep. Today is my re-entry day post-Rhinebeck, and it’s always a bit of a struggle once you’re rested up again, to discover that you have to start the day without knitters or a cheese plate or a bunch of yarn shopping. (In defiance, I […]


Another year of Rhinebeck (New York Sheep and Wool Festival) has passed, and despite the fact that the amount of travel involved always leaves me feeling slightly run over, it was a great time. I saw knitterly friends, found some great yarn, and ate way too much food. (And I even finished the green cabled […]

The goods

My Rhinebeck shopping this time around was fairly precise. I made a list going in, and stuck to it, and then stopped shopping and browsed and chatted and ate food the rest of the time. All good too, of course! I often get taken in by the pretty things and buy one or two skeins […]

Rhinebeck 2011

The New York Sheep and Wool Festival (aka Rhinebeck) is pretty much a guarantee of a good time. There are people and yarn, and if you’re not finding much of one you can usually find some of the other, and even if by the end of it my introverted self has had so much sensory […]

Rhinebeck, the Stash-en-ing

Every year there are knitters who manage to go to Rhinebeck and not buy anything. I have no idea how they manage this. Clearly, they are stronger/wiser/more powerful than me, because I always return with an armload of yarn. This year, though, I made an effort to be a bit more mindful of what I […]

Leaping Llamas

I’m still working up a post on my stashly acquisitions (I may even do a brief give-away), but as it turns out, re-entry into regular life after a knitterly weekend does take a couple of days to feel back to normal. I am already wishing it was the weekend again. So, for the moment I […]


I think, for the first time, I wasn’t overwhelmed by the big-ness of Rhinebeck. I went in planning to have an enjoyable time and hang out with some awesome kntters, and buy some pretty things along the way, and that’s what I did. I rode down with a great van-load of Canadian knitters and stayed […]